JORHAT, Oct 12 - In a protest against the State Government utter negligence to fulfil their 14 points demands 180 mandals and kanagus of Jorhat district along with their 3,057 counterparts of other districts of the State today abstained from doing their duty though they had attended their offices concerned.
Various important official activities like land mutation, partition, collection and verification of survey data along with the proceedings of several kinds of government certificates like permanent residential certificates, income certificates and inspection reports were kept pending in several circle offices and the establishments of civil administration due to the protest.
According to the office-bearers of the All Assam Mandal and Kanangu Sanmilani (AAMKS) neither the minister concerned nor the senior officials including the Chief Secretary of the State paid heed to their prolonged problems though they repeatedly appealed the government to solve these since a long period.
Recruitment of adequate number of mandals, kanagus and revenue inspectors though fair process, deposit of pending money of several employees in their provident fund and disbursement of fixed travel allowances for the deprived mandals and kanagus belong to their demands.
�We also demanded government to increase the minimum amount of Rs 650 for medical allowances of our colleagues. Provisions of two increments for the specially trained mandals, who did not get any promotion, was also another demand,� said Amulya Kalita, general secretary of AAMKS.
Besides, reservation of posts for experienced and qualified mandals and kanagus in the newly introduced positions of Assam Revenue Service (ARS), improvement of necessary infrastructure, computer training for all the mandals during their RCCC training and construction of barracks for mandals and kanagus at the premises of circle offices were also demanded by their organisation.
�Most of our people have been discouraged by the deprivation as the government did not pay heed to our demands. All of us will continue the protest as no step has been taken to solve our problems,� said Kalita.